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A British Wrestling Fan’s Thoughts on the UK Title Tournament

So, a month has almost passed since WWE COO Triple H announced a tournament to crown the first ever United Kingdom Champion to take place at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom on January the 14th and 15th, and your writer will be present at this monumental event. Now after the time passed, time taken to think through the effects this could have, I present here my thoughts, good and bad on the UK Title tournament, please enjoy. There’s always been a rabid UK wrestling fan base. Well, I say always I of…

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BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 Part One

Every time that a new year rolls around, I like to take the opportunity to stare into the crystal ball of insanity and make some big claims. In this column, you can expect me to look at several top promotions and give some forecasts. Look back on this at the end of the year and feel free to give me grief and acclaim where suited. Starting with WWE, typically a very predictable company, may seem like a easy way to begin. I plan on making sure that feeling is lost…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Show of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present, as well as some special guests, were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Our next category is Show of the Year.

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ROH Contract Updates: Fish, O’Reilly, Daniels, & Briscoes

As an update to what was previously posted, PW Torch is now reporting several items: Bobby Fish has re-signed with the company to a contract of unknown length. They note that he entertained offers from WWE, NJPW, and TNA who all expressed interest in signing him. Not sure why he wouldn’t sign with NJPW but perhaps there is still an opening. The Briscoe Brothers signed an 18 month contract at the beginning of 2016 that is set to expire at the end of June. Christopher Daniels is currently under a…

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Best Storyline or Feud

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Halfway through and it’s time for Storyline or Feud of the Year!

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Tag Team of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true the results should prove interesting. Our next award is for Tag Team (or Trio) of the year!

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PWP 2016 Year End Awards: Male Wrestler of the Year

Here at Pro Wrestling Ponderings we are proud of our efforts to represent all corners of the wrestling world in our coverage, something we will attempt to prove with our 2016 Year End Awards. A host of PWP writers past and present as well as some special guests were invited to make their picks for each category and if our mission statement holds true, the next week results should prove interesting. First up it’s Male Wrestler of the Year!

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Kenny Omega Discusses Wrestle Kingdom 11, the Bullet Club vs New Day, & More

New Japan Pro Wrestling Star KENNY OMEGA joined Donald Wood from Ring Rust Radio. It was a great episode with plenty of content. Here are some of the more interesting excerpts. Ring Rust Radio: On January 4 at Wrestle Kingdom 11, you challenge Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. After winning the G1 Climax tournament and becoming the first non-Japanese wrestler to ever earn that honor, what is the pressure like for you to perform at an elite level and what would winning the title mean to you? Kenny Omega:…

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Newscast 12/15/16 EVOLVE, Tier 1, Beyond, CWF results + NJPW, Hero, & More

Chris GST and Rich Laconi are here to discuss the big weekend of results including EVOLVE, Tier 1, Beyond Wrestling, CWF Mid Atlantic, CZW, and more. Rich goes over what he liked on all three iPPVs. They also discuss the possible signings of Kimber Lee, Heidi Lovelace, Evie, and Chris Hero. Plus talk about NJPW running in the US and having Wrestle Kingdom 11 shown on AXS tv. Lots of talk. Send your thoughts to mailbag@pwponderings.com You can download the file by right clicking HERE

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The Evolution of EVOLVE

For many, EVOLVE is a source of consistent quality in the pro wrestling scene, with each show being worth a view. For others, it’s a fantastic promotion that essentially played phoenix a few years back. In that pile of ashes is a rocky past, littered with technical difficulties and mediocre events. While Dragon Gate USA was in operation, EVOLVE was born into a younger sibling role. It had an idea and purpose behind it but, after a few good events, it seemed to loose it’s way. Die-hard EVOLVE fans seemed…

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